I am so fortunate to be a part of the Gold Rush community where everyone is teaching and everyone is learning. Gold Rush is dedicated to making learning a joyful, lifelong experience for everyone.
I love my position of Building Resource Teacher (BRT) at Gold Rush Elementary! I am new to this position this year after spending 28 years in a classroom (and loving every minute). I was born and raised in North Dakota and began my career there. I have most recently been a 5th grade teacher here at Gold Rush. This is a wonderful school full of amazing kids and teachers, and I have been proud to have my own children attend here.
My role on the leadership team includes the following:
Staff Developer: Plan, prepare, and implement staff development based on student data, teacher needs, and best practices in instruction and assessment. I also communicate information on resources such as instructional materials, training opportunities, and district information.
Mentor: Provide support for new teachers to meet state and district induction requirements. I also mentor all teachers through professional development opportunities.
Coach: Assist teachers with informal goal setting and provide support of student learning through observation, modeling, co-teaching, feedback, and data analysis.
Facilitator: Assist with processes and meetings at school and district levels. For me, this includes the role of Gifted and Talented coordinator. As the G/T Coordinator at Gold Rush, I work with parents and teachers in writing and tracking Advanced Learning Plans.
Collaborative Member of the Building Leadership Team: Collaborate with our leadership team in planning, preparing, and implementing professional learning opportunities based on school and district goals. I am also a "go to" person for student enrichment and learning opportunities.
Hi! My name is Digger, and I am the mascot at Gold Rush Elementary, home of the Golden Retrievers! The golden retriever was selected by children to be our mascot because we are kind, loyal, smart and service oriented (just like our students). I have the wonderful job of spending time with the class that earned the most golden tickets for the week. Students earn golden tickets for making good choices and going for the GOLD, which means they are following our school rules: Give respect, Own your actions, Listen and learn, and Do your best.
Each day, the Words of Wisdom read during morning announcements help students think about making positive choices. It is a really close call each week determining where I will spend my time our students are so well behaved! We also honor "Top Dogs" each trimester. These are the students that earn all + on the progress report in the Life Skills section.
If you would like to know more about ethical behavior at Gold Rush, please refer to the Parent Handbook!